Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Pushkin House
5a Bloomsbury Square


Iosif GenishtaSonata for cello and piano in C minor, Op.6
Robert SchumannDrei Romanzen, Op.94
Iosif GenishtaSonata for cello and piano in D major, Op.13 (UK premiere)
Iosif GenishtaSonata for cello and piano in A major, Op.7


Ariana Kashefi – cello
Alexander Karpeyev – piano / artistic director

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Programme Note

Although totally forgotten today, Muscovite Iosif Genishta was a renowned composer and pianist in his day. His artistic friendships included Alexander Pushkin, Princess Volkonskaya, Robert Schumann and Hector Berlioz when the latest visited Russia. He was also active as a teacher and organiser of musical events: the earliest performances in Russia of Beethoven's piano concertos were the result of his skills as a promoter of large-scale musical events. Most probably a cellist himself, Genishta wrote three cello sonatas, reminiscent in style to early Beethoven. The second one was particularly praised by Schumann.

Ariana Kashefi

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